Sunday, 11 September 2016

Caterpillar with Polystyrene Spots

This is one of Kilchoan Early Bird's pictures and both he and I would love to know what the white things are which adorn this caterpillar.  Can anyone help?


  1. Spider mite cocoons ?

  2. Chris Mycock writes, "The caterpillar (could it be a fox moth?) looks as if it has been parasitised by a wasp. The mature larvae, having eaten their fill, have munched their way out. Most have pupated - hence the fuzzy appearance - but two (top right and top centre on the caterpillar) look as if they have yet to complete their cocoons.


    Fascinating! Many thanks to Chris. Jon